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Encyclopedia > Achilles tendon rupture

Achilles tendon rupture commonly occurs as an acceleration injury e.g. pushing off or jumping up. Diagnosis is made by clinical history; typically people say it feels like being kicked or shot behind the ankle, and by examination, when a gap may be felt in the tendon, and Simmond's test is positive. Acceleration is the time rate of change of velocity, and at any point on a v-t graph, it is given by the slope of the tangent to that point In physics, acceleration (symbol: a) is defined as the rate of change (or derivative with respect to time) of velocity. ... Injury is damage or harm caused to the structure or function of the body caused by an outside agent or force, which may be physical or chemical. ... Ihr anhaltender Betrieb Abgabe- UnterhaltWikipedia! Springen Von Wikipedia die freie Enzyklopädie Sprung zu: Navigation , Suche Ein springendes Schloß der Kinder, auch genannt ein Schloß Bouncy das Springen ist eine Fähigkeit, die die meisten Menschen und viele Tiere zu irgendeinem Grad teilen. ... Diagnosis (from the Greek words dia = by and gnosis = knowledge) is the process of identifying a disease by its signs, symptoms and results of various diagnostic procedures. ... Grays Fig. ... A tendon (or sinew) is a tough band of fibrous connective tissue that connects muscle to bone. ...


Simmond's test is where on squeezing the calf of the affected side, no movement is elicited in the foot, which would normally be expected to move. Sometimes an ultrasound scan may be required to confirm the diagnosis. A human foot - Enlarge to view legend For other uses, see Foot (disambiguation). ... Medical ultrasonography (sonography) is an ultrasound-based diagnostic imaging technique used to visualize internal organs, their size, structure and any pathological lesions. ...


Treatment remains divided between operative and non-operative management. Non-operative management consists of restriction in an "equinus" plaster cast for eight weeks with the foot pointed downwards (to oppose the ends of the ruptured tendon). Some surgeons feel an early surgical repair of the tendon is beneficial. The surgical option offers a slightly smaller risk of re-rupture, but has the attendant risks of surgery i.e. infection, bleeding etc. A typical modern surgical operation For other uses, see Surgery (disambiguation). ... Infection is also the title of an episode of the television series Babylon 5, and the English title of the Japanese film Kansen. ... Minor traumatic bleeding from the head Bleeding is the loss of blood from the body. ...


Most cases of Achilles tendon rupture are traumatic (caused by injury). The average age of patients is 30-40 years with a male-to-female ratio of nearly 20:1. Fluoroquinolone antibiotics, such as ciprofloxacin, and glucocorticoids have been linked with an increased risk of Achilles Tendon rupture. Quinolones and fluoroquinolones form a group of broad-spectrum antibiotics. ... Ciprofloxacin is the generic international name for the synthetic antibiotic manufactured and sold by Bayer Pharmaceutical under the brand names Cipro® and Ciproxin® (and other brand names in other markets, e. ... Glucocorticoids are a class of steroid hormones characterised by an ability to bind with the cortisol receptor and trigger similar effects. ...


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Achilles' tendon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (503 words)
The Achilles' tendon or heel (tendo Achillis) or the calcaneal tendon (tendo calcaneus) is a tendon of the posterior leg.
Achilles tendinitis is inflammation of the tendon, generally due to overuse of the affected limb or as part of a strain injury.
Achilles tendon rupture is a partial or complete break in the tendon; it requires immobilisation or surgery.
American Family Physician: Achilles tendon rupture (431 words)
The incidence of rupture of the Achilles tendon appears to be increasing.
There were 292 single ruptures of the Achilles tendon, 274 ruptures of the proximal biceps brachii tendon, 113 ruptures of the extensor pollicis longus tendon and 70 ruptures of other tendons.
The location of the Achilles tendon rupture was at the myotendineal junction in 21 cases (12.1 percent), at the insertion of the calcaneus in eight cases (4.6 percent) and in the mid-tendon area (3 to 5 cm above the calcaneus, where the blood supply is poorest) in 141 cases (83.3 percent).
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